NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley: Recorded in Studio / Highlight Show 15

Friday, May 29, 2009  |  Recorded in Studio  |  Presented by From the Top


This week it’s our annual Highlights show featuring some of the best music and stories from our archives including a fiery piano performance of the music of Alberto Ginastera and a young violist humorously listing the Top 10 “Worst Things You Can Say After A Performance.”

Performers and repertoire:

Charles Yang, 18, violin from Austin Texas performing Souvenir D’Amerique, “Yankee Doodle Variations” by Henri Vieuxtemps.

Michelle Cann, 18, piano from Avon Park, Florida performs Piano Sonata No. 1, Opus 22, Movement IV, “Ruvido ed Ostinado” by Alberto Ginastera.

Gabriel Campos, 17, clarinet from Costa Rica and studying at the Interlochen Arts Academy performing Solo de Concours by Andre Messager.

Marvin Brown, 18, cello, from Charlottesville, Virginia performing Salut D’Amour by Edward Elgar

The Newman String Quartet from the Philadelphia area featuring Robyn Bollinger, 15, violin, Justine Lamb Budge, 15, violin, Paul Laraia, 18, viola, and Sarah Rommel, 18, cello performing String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10, Mvt. 1 by Claude Debussy.

Sammy Thomas, 18, accordion from Cheney, Washington performing Chopin’s Nightmare by Joe Spano.

Release Dates

  • Monday, April 13, 2015
  • Monday, October 12, 2009
  • Monday, May 18, 2009

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